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  • Enterovirus D68 - What You Need to Know - Updated
    October 2, 2014 - Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, continues to be a health concern across much of the United States. With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting confirmed cases in more than 40 states, it’s important to know the warning signs, when to seek medical help and how to prevent spread of the disease.
  • Enterovirus - What You Need to Know
    September 12, 2014 - A large number of cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, have been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting confirmed cases in several states, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri.
  • Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma
    July 25, 2014 - It’s back-to-school time already! Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The American Lung Association’s Back-to-School with Asthma Checklist offers easy-to-follow steps to help you child start the school year healthy and ready to learn.
  • Staying in Control of Your Asthma
    May 29, 2014 - Are you having trouble doing everyday tasks like household chores, walking up stairs, playing with your kids? Do you have side effects from your asthma medicines? Are you following a treatment plan, but still can’t seem to catch your breath? These are three good reasons to follow-up with your health care provider. Controlling asthma means taking your medication correctly, as directed and changing things in your life that make your asthma worse.
  • American Lung Association Asthma Research in the News – Is it Time for you to Get Involved?
    May 21, 2014 - Each year, the American Lung Association funds research that leads to improved treatments and, one day, may pave the way to a cure for asthma. Whether this is through basic laboratory research or clinical trials, asthma research is on the doorstep of numerous medical discoveries that promise a healthier future for those with asthma.
  • Making the Connection – Asthma and Air Quality
    May 5, 2014 - Clean air is an important health concern for all of us. But when you have asthma, air quality indoors and out can make all the difference in the world. Car exhaust, smoke, road dust and factory emissions can make outdoor air dangerous, while tobacco smoke, fragrances, dust, molds, cockroaches, pet dander and household or workplace chemicals are just a few of the indoor hazards. For the nearly 26 million Americans with asthma, including 7 million children, unhealthy air can create a difficult barrier to asthma management. Although asthma can’t be cured, it can be controlled. The Lung Association is here to help you breathe easier by making the connection between air quality - indoor and out - and your asthma.
  • Spring Forward by Reducing your Asthma & Allergy Triggers
    March 27, 2014 - With springtime upon us, many look ahead with excitement to warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frustrations associated with asthma and allergies. Don't let asthma and allergy symptoms control your life! Keep these helpful hints from the American Lung Association in mind as you enjoy the budding new season.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Lung Association – A Drug-Free Treatment for Asthma?
    August 12, 2013 - Could a device used to treat sleep apnea also help control asthma? The American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) is trying to answer that question. The network is currently recruiting asthma patients for a study to examining whether the use of Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a safe, non-pharmaceutical device that is used for sleep apnea can also improve asthma control.
  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Summer Vacation - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    June 17, 2013 - Summer vacation time is here. But when you have asthma, travel can present special challenges. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.
  • Helping kids with asthma stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn
    May 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association spotlights asthma throughout the month of May – National Asthma Awareness Month. Creating asthma-friendlier schools is important because asthma is a life-long lung disease that affects millions of children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of lost school days from a chronic disease.
  • Top Story - Fighting for Asthma-Friendly Schools: Cindy Trubisky
    May 16, 2013 - Cindy Trubisky is a Senior Director of Community Asthma Education for the American Lung Association in New York. Through our Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative, Cindy has proven to be a true lung hero by helping to create school environments where kids with asthma can stay healthy, in school and ready to learn. We took time during National Asthma Awareness Month to talk to Cindy and learn more about managing asthma in schools.
  • Avoiding Autumn Asthma Triggers
    October 22, 2010 - Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp, and it’s a great time to pick the perfect pumpkin. The fall season can also expose people with asthma to unexpected triggers that may make their asthma worse. The American Lung Association has a few tips on how to make your fall activities more asthma-friendly.
  • Helping Kids with Asthma Prepare for School
    July 28, 2010 - If you have a child with asthma, now is the time to prepare for the start of school. Returning to the school environment always poses challenges to kids with asthma, with the increased exposure to asthma triggers and respiratory infections, like influenza. Children with asthma are at greater risk from influenza. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare to go back to school with asthma.
  • American Lung Association Launches AFSI Champion Awards
    July 28, 2010 - Asthma is a leading cause of absenteeism in schools across the country. As a part of the American Lung Association’s Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative (AFSI), we are honoring those who support and implement asthma programs to help keep children with asthma healthy, in school and ready to learn.